Reuben and Drongo breathlessly jumped and half-flew into the yard as they returned from the village.
"A bear! We have a bear - he lives here in Wattlebury! He has feet so big that we can both stand in one footprint!"
I looked aghast - what on earth could it be? Surely not a bear? Trying not to alarm everyone too much, I gathered a small agile search party and told Reuben and Drongo to take us to the mysterious footprint.
"There it is Uncle Gordon!"
And indeed - there it was!
The search party gave a huge sigh of relief and examined the large bear-like print more closely.
"Why don't we see who else has been walking along here?" I suggested. And look who we found!